Industry News

Sep 7, 2022

Funding allocation of $25 million for small fleets to open

The California Air Resources Board today announced the opening of the Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF) $25 million set-aside within the state’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

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Mar 28, 2022

FAQs for HVIP's March 2022 Re-Opening: Procedures and Changes Since Last Year

The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Inventive Project (HVIP) will re-open to voucher requests at 10 AM on Wednesday, March 30. There is $196MM in available funds with approximately $46MM reserved for Class 8 drayage tractors.

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Jan 12, 2022

How Six States Could Transform the U.S. Trucking Industry

California, Oregon, Washington, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts are requiring a growing percentage of all medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold to be zero-emission starting in 2025.

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Nov 11, 2020

Freightliner electric models surpass 500k miles in real-world use

The 38-vehicle fleet of battery-electric Freightliner eCascadias and eM2s have surpassed 500,000 miles in real-world operation by Freightliner customers.

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Aug 31, 2020

California's New Low-NOx Rules Concern Truck, Engine Makers

The California Air Resources Board approved sweeping new emissions regulations affecting heavy-duty trucks sold in the state. An organization representing truck and engine makers decried the new rule.

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Aug 28, 2020

CARB Formally Adopts Low-NOx Omnibus Rule

California regulators have unanimously approved a sweeping regulation that will lower oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter emissions for new trucks built beginning in 2024.

The California Air Resources Board adopted the new regulation, which will reduce NOx emissions by 90%, after a daylong public hearing Aug. 27. The new rule drew support from state air quality officials nationwide, but was opposed by some trucking industry trade groups such as American Trucking Associations, the California Trucking Association and the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA).

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Aug 28, 2020

Critics charge CARB’s latest emissions regs as ‘cost-prohibitive, infeasible, unenforceable and illegal’

California Air Resources Board (CARB) is expected to pass its latest truck emissions restrictions, the Low NOx Heavy-Duty Omnibus Regulations, following a hearing this Thursday, despite outcries from industry critics claiming the set of proposed rules are too costly, illegal and that there’s no evidence that the rules will actually improve air quality.

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Jan 8, 2020

Thousands of Commercial Trucks Likely to be Denied Registration in 2020 by California DMV

State Offers Help for Businesses Forced to Purchase New Equipment

Los Angeles, CA (January 8, 2020) – According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), there are more than 400,000 Heavy Duty diesel vehicles based in California who obtain registration from the California DMV.

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Jan 6, 2020

EPA Jumpstarts Administrator Wheeler’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative

Agency seeks input on initiative for cleaner emission standards for heavy-duty trucks

Marshall, Va. (Jan. 6, 2020) — At the Fauquier Livestock Exchange, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler followed up on his November 2018 announcement and took concrete steps to advance the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI). Joined by U.S. Representative Denver Riggleman (VA-05) and a variety of stakeholders, the CTI rulemaking will establish new, more stringent emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutants for highway heavy-duty engines. Through this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), EPA is seeking input from the public and interested stakeholders.

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Dec 2, 2019

CARB Approves $48M Allocation for CalCAP On-Road Loan Program

The proposed allocation is expected to enable financing for about 15,000 new truck purchases

Los Angeles, CA (October 25, 2019) – On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives. The Funding Plan serves as the blueprint for expending the Clean Transportation Incentives funds appropriated to CARB in the State budget. 

The plan establishes CARB’s priorities for the funding cycle, describes the projects CARB intends to fund, and sets funding targets for each project.

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